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Fresh batch of neighbors—Texas adds 400K residentsFresh batch of neighbors—Texas adds 400K residentshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=187462018-01-09T06:00:00Z2018-01-09T23:35:00Z

​​​​​TEXAS – The Lone Star State added nearly 400,000 residents during the past year, the most of any state, according to the latest population estimates released in December 2017 by the Census Bureau.

Texas now is home to 28,304,596 residents, after a fresh batch of 399,734 people was added to the Lone Star State’s ranks.

To put that growth into perspective, that’s roughly the equivalent of adding the entire population of Arlington to the state, in just one year.

So where are all these folks coming from?

  • ​Population growth the old-fashioned way: More than half of these new Texans (209,690) are the result of births (404,311) outpacing deaths (194,621).
  • International immigration: 110,417 people moved to Texas from other countries.
  • Domestic immigration: 79,163 people arrived from other U.S. states.
The new figures released by U.S. Census Bureau reflect population changes from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017.

Eight states lost population, including Illinois, which saw a reduction of 33,703 people. (That may explain all the Chicago Cubs baseball caps that people wear on the streets of Dallas-Fort Worth!)
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